Facebook Can't Shut Down Class Action Over 'Like' Ads

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 5:11 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. still faces claims of misappropriation and fraudulent business practices after a California federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a putative class action's claims surrounding Facebook's allegedly nonconsensual use of users' "likes" in commercial advertisements.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh allowed all but one of the plaintiffs' claims to stand, rejecting the social network giant's protests that they were either improperly alleged or were barred by the federal Communications Decency Act.

"Plaintiffs have articulated a coherent theory of how they were economically injured by...
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